AIRSF-CT Aircraft Structural Repair Technician

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                      Admission Requirements

                      If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
                      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

                      However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

                      Regular Admission Requirements

                      1. High School Diploma
                        • Submit proof of:
                          • Successful completion of a high school diploma from a recognized provincial or territorial Canadian high school or equivalent
                          • Enrolment in your final year of high school from a recognized provincial or territorial Canadian high school or equivalent
                        • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
                        • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
                      2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
                        • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
                          • If yes, you meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
                          • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  For information click here.
                          • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.
                      3. Entrance Testing
                        • Successful completion of entrance testing at the minimum competency level required
                        • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

                      Who Should Enrol?

                      If you have an interest in how an aircraft is built, repaired and modified to exacting standards you may want to consider a career as an Aircraft Structural Repair Technician. The work involves inspecting, repairing, installing, and modifications to aircraft structures. Good technical communication and reading skills in English are required.

                      Locations, Dates and Fees

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                      Courses and Descriptions

                      (Click the course name to view the description of the course)
                      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
                      In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
                      ASRT-1000Aircraft Structural Design & Systems
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                      Students will learn fixed wing/helicopter theory of flight, aircraft structural design theory, and various aircraft systems including power-plants, landing gear, hydraulics, environmental systems, and ice/rain protection.

                      ASRT-1001Technical Data
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                      Students will learn to interpret technical log entries, type approvals, repair design approvals, advisory material, company procedures, manufacturer specifications, and material specifications. Students will also learn the privileges and responsibilities of a licensed AME.

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                      Students will refer to applicable drawings, build fixtures to align parts, and use temporary fasteners to maintain tolerances to assemble components using correct procedures.

                      ASRT-1014Canadian Aviation Regulations
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                      Students will learn the applicable Canadian Aviation Regulations with regard to aircraft maintenance.

                      ASRT-1020Composite Fabrication
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                      Students will interpret drawings and technical information used to fabricate composite components and fabricate components from composite materials using appropriate methods.

                      ASRT-1021Composite Repairs
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                      Students will learn approved repair procedures for composites and test components after repairs.

                      ASRT-1023Corrosion Assessment
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                      Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to inspect aircraft structures for corrosion, measure damage caused by corrosion, identify types of corrosion and describe the removal, treatment and prevention processes of metals used in aviation.

                      ASRT-1024Corrosion Control
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                      ASRT-1025Aviation Math & Physics
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                      The student will use applied mathematics and physics as problem-solving tools in day-to-day aircraft maintenance activities.

                      ASRT-1026Fabric Covering
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                      Students will learn the guidelines involving testing, repairing, and recovering aircraft fabric surfaces.

                      ASRT-1027Fastener Installation
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                      In this course, the student will interpret technical information in order to identify fastener installation procedures and install various fasteners used in the aviation industry.

                      ASRT-1028Fluid Lines & Conduits
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                      Students will learn the correct procedures for selecting materials and fittings in the disassembly, bending, and beading of aircraft rigid fluid lines. Students will also fabricate flexible hoses and lines.

                      ASRT-1031Tools & Equipment
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                      Students will learn to identify, select, and operate tools used in the structural repair of aircraft.

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                      Students in this course will learn to identify sealing requirements and how to prepare surfaces, select, mix, apply sealant and check for leaks.

                      ASRT-1037Sheet Metal Fabrication
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                      Students will interpret drawings and technical information used to fabricate sheet metal components. Students will also measure and fabricate components from sheet metal using appropriate methods.

                      ASRT-1039Sheet Metal Repairs
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                      Students will learn aircraft sheet metal repair procedures including removing damaged parts, and how to reinforce, splice, and replace aircraft structural components.

                      ASRT-1040Structural Damage Assessment
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                      In this course, students will assess damage history, visually inspect aircraft structures, interpret NDI results, draw shop sketches, and determine repair.

                      ASRT-1042Tubular Structures
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                      The student will be able to identify acceptable methods for repair, detect corrosion, straighten, check alignment, remove damage and fabricate parts for repair of aircraft tubular structures.

                      ASRT-1043Windows & Lenses
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                      In this course, students will inspect, polish, replace and fabricate aircraft windows.

                      ASRT-1054Shop Safety
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                      Students will learn to identify safety hazards in the shop environment, use tools and equipment in a safe manner, and show compliance with WHMIS regulations.

                      ASRT-1068Wood Structures
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                      Students will fabricate, inspect, and repair aircraft wood structures following applicable aircraft standards.

                      AVIA-1058Human Factors
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                      Meets requirements of Human Factors Training
                      • Includes methods of dealing with stress, fatigue, complacency and distraction
                      • Enhances communication and safety methods
                      • Examines efficiency in the workplace
                      • Certificate of Attendance for Human Factors Training is issued as a result of attending the full 14 hour session

                      Recognition of Prior Learning

                      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

                      Other Information

                      Graduate Employment Report

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                      Employment Potential

                      As a graduate you will have the skills needed to seek employment as a Structural Repair Technician. Employment opportunities for graduates of this program include:

                      • Manufacturing organizations
                      • Aircraft charter companies (both fixed wing and rotary wing)
                      • Small to large size airline companies
                      • Flying schools
                      • Aircraft maintenance organizations

                      Contact Information

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                      How to Apply

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